[Interest] Crash when creating QNetworkAccessManager in qt 5.14.x

maitai maitai at virtual-winds.org
Tue Feb 4 19:42:50 CET 2020

Thanks all for your help 

Further findings: 

The message concerning COM failing to initialize comes from our app, and
is in fact there always in 5.14.x (regardless of the issue with

In the very first lines of main.cpp, we call a static function which for
Windows does

    HRESULT hres;

    // Initialize COM.

    hres =  CoInitializeEx(0, COINIT_MULTITHREADED);

    if (FAILED(hres))


        qWarning() << "Failed to initialize COM library. "

            << "Error code = 0x"

            << hex << hres << endl;

        return QByteArray();


So this part is now broken in 5.14.x. If I put COINIT_APARTMENTTHREADED
as a parameter for CoInitializeEx it seems to work again but I have to
check a few other things before being 100% sure.

That being said, even if I remove this call and all references to WMI
code and CoInitializeEx (including the links to wbemuuid and ws2_32), it
still crashes if i do not create QNetworkManager before QApplication...

Philippe Lelong (a bit confused by all that, I must admit).

Le 04-02-2020 18:17, Rainer Wiesenfarth a écrit :

> On Tue, Feb 4, 2020 at 5:18 PM Mårten Nordheim <marten.nordheim at qt.io> wrote: 
>> It's likely related to the new network connection monitor inside QNetworkAccessManager, which uses COM. 
>> Although that by itself shouldn't cause any issues and there's other uses of COM inside Qt as well. But perhaps you didn't indirectly use it so you didn't get a conflict earlier. 
>> [...]
> This sounds familiar. We ran into a similar issue with QFileDialog crashing due to the wrong COM threading model being active. 
> I do not recall the details, but searching for "CLR Thread Attribute" (a linking parameter) may give you some useful information. 
> Cheers, Rainer
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